Sunday, 27 February 2022

Bookishly Inspired Etsy Finds 21st - 27th Feb

Welcome to another week of beautiful Etsy finds inspired by my Literary Flits book reviews and spotlight posts. I hope you love discovering these items as much as I enjoyed searching them out, and that you spot a book or two to tempt you as well!



L'Origine du Monde art print by NKD Art Gallery
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L'Origine by Lilianne Milgrom + Giveaway



Lakota Sioux pottery vase by Cuddly Stinkbug
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Myths And Legends of The Sioux by Marie McLaughlin



Choose Love print by ReKINDle By Lisa
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Heart Of Swine by Freddy F Fonseca


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No Baggage by Clara Bensen

 

Child's Suitcase by Tinas Ideenfabrik
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Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys



Silver Crow Pendant by Bryony B Jewellery
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Legends And Lies by Whitney Metz


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Áedán of the Gaels by Keith Coleman

As always, Etsy links are affiliate links which go straight to each item's Etsy page. Book titles are linked to their Literary Flits blog posts and Giveaway or Free Book links go to my dedicated giveaways index page, also on Literary Flits.

Sunday, 20 February 2022

Bookishly Inspired Etsy Finds 14th - 20th Feb

Welcome to another week of beautiful Etsy finds inspired by my Literary Flits book reviews and spotlight posts. I hope you love discovering these items as much as I enjoyed searching them out, and that you spot a book or two to tempt you as well!

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Beyond Her Calling by Kellyn Roth + Giveaway



Doggie Birthday Biscuit Box by Doggie Doo Dahs By Lisa
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After Meat by Karthik Sekar



Abandoned Town photograph by Beecham Photography
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BSL Love Tote Bag by Orange Penguin Design
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The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull



Jar For Pens by Nelly Shop Boutique
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Twelve Cries From Home by Minoli Salgado
 

As always, Etsy links are affiliate links which go straight to each item's Etsy page. Book titles are linked to their Literary Flits blog posts and Giveaway or Free Book links go to my dedicated giveaways index page, also on Literary Flits.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Pen Pal Gals: Friends Forever by Julie Thiessen + Giveaway



 

Join Us for This Tour from February 1 to February 21!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Pen Pal Gals: Friends Forever by Julie Thiessen
Category: Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  64 pages
Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Early Chapter Book
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Release date:  February 1, 2022
Tour dates: February 1 to February 21, 2022
Content Rating:  Rated G. Suitable for everyone
 

Book Description:

Meet Reese and Addie―two girls, one great friendship. It’s summer break! Reese is on her way to vacation at Camp Lake Shore with her family. When Reese meets a new friend, Addie, the two immediately connect and form a lasting friendship. Swimming, boating, laughing, and soaking up the sun are just a few highlights of their summer vacation. The girls become best friends. When their vacation comes to an end, Reese realizes she may never see Addie again. Determined to stay in touch forever, can Reese and Addie find a way to continue their friendship and share their adventures?

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com ~ Amazon UK
B&N ~ Walmart
BAM ~ TargetMascot
add to goodreads

Meet the Author:

​Julie Thiessen always had a passion for creativity, design, and adventure, but above all, she values her lifelong friendships. With her bachelor's degree in graphic design and the inspiration of her daughter Reese, she created and branded Pen Pal Gals for all to share the gift of an everlasting friendship. Thiessen lives along the beautiful Central Coast of California with her husband, two daughters, and son.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram
 
Tour Schedule:

Feb 1 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 3 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 7 – @twilight_reader – book review / giveaway
Feb 8 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Feb 8 - My Journey Back – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 – Pick A Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 10 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 14 – Kam's Place – book review
Feb 15 – fundinmental – book review / giveaway
Feb 15 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 16 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 16 - icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 17 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 17 - Older & Smarter? – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 18 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Feb 21 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Feb 21 - Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
 
Enter the Giveaway:

Enter to win a signed copy of PEN PAL GALS: FRIENDS FOREVER (one winner/USA only) (ends Feb 28)

PEN PAL GALS FRIENDS FOREVER by Julie Thiessen Book Tour Giveaway


Monday, 14 February 2022

Ashes To Ink: A Memoir by Lisa Lucca + Giveaway

Join us for this tour from Feb 1 to Feb 21, 2022!

Book Details:
 
Book Title:  ASHES TO INK: A Memoir by Lisa Lucca
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  267 pages
Genre: Memoir
Publisher:  JuJu House Publishing
Release date:  October 2021
Tour dates: Feb 1 to Feb 21, 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13. There is some bad language (several f-words), sexual scenes (not explicit), and cigarette and marijuana smoking.

“Lisa Lucca weaves the past and present into a vividly written and important story with many layers: family secrets, fathers and daughters, love and sexuality, and at the core, forgiveness. What touched me most was the call to action to become the love of your own life. Read, learn, and become!” — Laura Munson, New York Times bestselling author and founder of the acclaimed Haven Writing Retreats.

“In this raw and gripping memoir, Lisa Lucca has perfectly captured the unique ripple effects of life with a gay parent. With little representation in popular media, people who grow up with (or find out about) LGBTQ+ parents/caregivers are often left to wonder if there’s anyone else who really understands. Ashes to Ink is proof we are not alone, and that love truly does win.” — Jordan Budd, Executive Director of COLAGE, National LGBTQ+ family organization

“Fresh, warm, sassy, and smart... Lisa’s voice is a delight! I was enchanted by this book.” — Alexia La Fortune, Author of Sex, Love, and Spirit

"Ashes to Ink… a power punch of a book written by the glorious Lisa Lucca. Filled with rage and anger and sorrow and more unleashed anger…and much humor and love...human emotion in each chapter. Lisa's memoir is all about LOVE, the wanting, the needing, the longing, the acceptance, the fear of love, the need for love. From a parent whose lifestyle flattens her to the seeking of love with men who challenge her (unconsciously) to finding the right one. This is a memoir about family - the down and dirty - about love, about searching... and forgiveness. This book is filled with so much truth, so many untamed feelings, so much rawness… a memoir that gives you ample time to hold your breath and exhale. Read it, devour it, allow yourself to creep into the uncomfortableness. Life is filled with discomfort and unease - Lisa gives us all the rare opportunity to see ourselves in the dazzling, and magnificent mirror she holds up for us." — Amy Ferris, Marrying George Clooney, Confessions from a Midlife Crisis


 
Book Description:

Acceptance struggles to emerge from a cocoon of family secrets . . .

After her parents' divorce in 1974, Lisa Lucca's idyllic Midwestern childhood is shattered when she learns her father is gay. Sworn to secrecy, she begins carrying the emotions of her family like a cracked bucket, making a mess as she embarks on a life of rebellious choices.

Decades later, faced with the aftermath of her father’s death, Lisa revisits the complicated relationship she had with him, delving deeper into the stories she’s held about love, sexuality, and the family she comes from with a shimmering clarity that arises from her grief.

A story of heartache and the power of forgiveness, Ashes to Ink shines a light on the challenges of living true to who we are, especially for single parents.


Meet the Author:
Lisa Lucca’s work has been published in several publications and anthologies, most recently in Crone Rising. She is the co-author of the epistolary memoir, You Are Loved, with her partner, Mark Mathias, a love story she will continue telling in her next book.

She shares a home with Mark in the high desert of southern New Mexico where she continues her work as a life coach, and hosts a weekly public radio show, Live True, bringing insightful and engaging interviews to her listeners. The show streams globally at lccommunityradio.org where the shows are available in the archives.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodread
 
Tour Schedule:
 
Feb 1 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 - 
Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 3 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 4 – Books are a Blessing – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 4 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Feb 7 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 8 – @booking.with.janelle – book spotlight
Feb 8 - @twilight_reader – book spotlight
Feb 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 10 – Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 10 - Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 11 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 14 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 15 – zoebooknotes – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 15 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Feb 16 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 17 – Kam's Place – book spotlight
Feb 18 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 18 - Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
 
Enter the Giveaway:
Win 1 of 3 signed copies of Ashes To Ink. Open to the USA only until the 28th February.

ASHES TO INK by Lisa Lucca Spotlight Book Tour Giveaway


Sunday, 13 February 2022

Bookishly Inspired Etsy Finds 7th - 13th Feb

Welcome to another week of beautiful Etsy finds inspired by my Literary Flits book reviews and spotlight posts. I hope you love discovering these items as much as I enjoyed searching them out, and that you spot a book or two to tempt you as well!


Wire Wrapped Cross Pendant by Time Warp Treasures
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Speak Its Name by Kathleen Jowitt



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Save The Earth enamel pin by Pin Badge Crafts
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Muammar al Gaddafi tie pin by Interesting Small Shop
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The Dictator's Last Night by Yasmina Khadra

  

Handmade Poetry Notebook by A Peace of Poetry
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Michel The Giant by Tété-Michel Kpomassie

As always, Etsy links are affiliate links which go straight to each item's Etsy page. Book titles are linked to their Literary Flits blog posts and Giveaway or Free Book links go to my dedicated giveaways index page, also on Literary Flits.